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Forum shopping and ways to lessen such nefarious client shenanigans

Some law departments find that wily clients, having been rebuffed by one lawyer from something they would like to do, shop around for another, more compliant, lawyer. Such forum shopping adds to the workload of a department, creates inconsistent advice, shifts the opportunity to give guidance from the most knowledgeable lawyer, and increases legal risk. But, what to do?

One prophylactic is to have a clear understanding within the law department of who knows the most about given questions and to direct to them questions within their field. A law department I have helped has a multi-page breakdown of every imaginable legal issue, along with the in-house lawyer or paralegal best trained to address the issue. Another method is to collect questions by clients in a central repository, searchable easily by a tool such as Google Desktop. A third technique is to have periodic staff meetings where lawyers can talk about the issues they have confronted, which tends to surface forum shopping.

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2 responses to “Forum shopping and ways to lessen such nefarious client shenanigans”

  1. Zeratulss says:

    24% of Americans believe that the Internet is able for a time to replace them with a loved one. For obvious reasons, such sentiments particularly prevalent among residents of the United States alone. Both men and women can replace the beloved, beloved trips to the World Network. However, the willingness to such transactions vary among followers of different ideologies: conservatives frowned relate to this idea, and the “progressive-minded” on the contrary, Nerkarat it.
    Study company Zogby International also showed that every fourth resident of the United States have their own representation in the web-site or internet-stranichka. Creating internet-dvoynikov most passionate about young people (18-24 years of age) – 78% of them have personal Web page. In doing so, 68% of those surveyed said that the World Wide Web, they do not appear in its original capacity, their virtual overnight seriously different from the real.
    Only 11% of Americans would agree implantable microchip in his brain, which would provide them with direct contact with the Internet. But the situation is changing, in the case of children. Almost every fifth resident of the United States would agree to equip their child safety device which would allow him to track the movement in space on the Internet.
    10% of U.S. stated that the Internet brings them to God. ” In turn, 6% are convinced that because of the existence of the World Wide Web God away from them.
    And how you feel? Sorry bad English.

  2. NineFoenisp says:

    I’ve just registered at the forum. This is my first message.
    Please don’t become angry about me.
    Thank you.